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in the south and to the eastern border with pakistan where al qaeda still operates. general david petraeus is retiring from the army later this month and will become the new director of the c.i.a. mandy clark spoke with him today in kabul about the way forward in afghanistan. >> reporter: the last days of general david petraeus's command have been marked by two major events: the president's decision to begin withdrawing u.s. forces and, days later, an audacious attack on one of kabul's most important hotels. general petraeus told us the assault should not be seen as a setback. do you really think that the afghan security forces are ready if they can't protect a major hotel in the capital? >> i can tell you that our special forces who were supporting-- not leading and not doing-- for the afghan forces, who saw the crisis response unit, said that they responded very courageously. in fact, that they took the loss of life with the wounded in action i think underscores that fact. >> reporter: but the training of afghan forces is uneven at best. witnesses at the hotel told us some afghan police
in afghanistan and pakistan so far. do you see this as the future? >> i hope it is the future. i... i think this is something we probably should have did right after 9/11. >> reporter: crawford believes that small groups of u.s. soldiers like him will still be living with the afghan people long after the combat troops have pulled out. mandy clark, cbs news, kandahar. >> schieffer: norway's intelligence chief said today the man who's confessed to massacring 76 people last week acted alone, and tonight, we're getting our first view of the explosion in oslo. surveillance video from an electronics store shows the force of the blast. a new study may answer the question do cell phones put young people at risk of getting cancer? a cold case murder may be solved 53 years later. and presidents, generals, and privates have all been treated there. walter reed's proud history when the "cbs evening news" continues. is t oh, there's a prize, all right. [ male announcer ] inside every box of cheerios are those great-tasting little o's made from carefully selected oats that can help lower cholesterol. is i
in pakistan before osama bin laden was killed. the cia set up a fake vaccination program in the town where it thought bin laden was hiding. the idea was to secure a dna sample from bin laden or a family member. no dna was obtained reportedly but the pakistani doctor who ran that program has now been arrested. >>> as the tenth anniversary of 9/11 gets closer, public interest in the world trade center site is now surging. tickets to the site's new memorial were made available monday and the online reservation system nearly crashed because of all the traffic. sean hennessey of wcbs tv has more on that. >> reporter: ever since the 9/11 terror attacks, the world trade center site has stood apart, a seemingly perpetual construction site, off limits and unwelcoming to the public. but that will all change in september when people will finally be allowed on the now hal ode ground where the towers once stood. after ten years, finally a fitting memorial to the 2,983 victims of the attacks including those who died at the pentagon. aboard united flight93 and the six who perished in the 1993 trade cente
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